Date
18 October 2017

Local

  • Twenty mainland tourists were rescued by the marine police on Sunday after they were stranded on Sharp Island off Sai Kung due to Typhoon Khanun. Photo: Underwaterbuffalo via Wikimedia Commons

    Marine police rescue 20 mainlanders stranded on Sai Kung island

    Oct 16, 2017 4:05pm
    Marine police rescued 20 mainland tourists in two groups who were stranded on an island off Sai Kung in the New Territories at the height of Typhoon Khanun on Sunday. No one was injured, Apple Daily...
  • Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan said young people need personal space, and since many of them can't afford to own their own home, they would rather buy a car. Photo: HKEJ

    Transport chief offers theory on rising car sales

    Oct 16, 2017 4:01pm
    Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan has a theory about the rise in private car sales in Hong Kong. Answering questions about his boss Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s policy address in a radio interview,...
  • An abalone dinner may be fit for a king, but there are a lot of cheaper and healthier alternatives. Photo. YouTube

    Tycoons doing well, but not their favorite eateries

    - Oct 16, 2017 3:58pm
    Most, if not all, business tycoons (富豪, Fu Ho) in Hong Kong are having a bountiful year this year, but that’s not the case with one restaurant many of them enjoy visiting. After 21 years of...
  • More than 1,000 noise complaints have been received so far this year about Mong Kok's pedestrian zone. However, only 2 percent of the cases have been prosecuted. Photo: Internet

    Govt urged to tackle noise problems at Mong Kok pedestrian zone

    Oct 16, 2017 3:39pm
    Mong Kok’s pedestrian zone has become a source of noise pollution complaints, with over 1,000 received so far this year, but only 2 percent of the cases have been prosecuted, Apple Daily reports. After the Transport...
  • A rooftop structure at the Golden Building in Sham Shui Po broke loose and crashed to the ground during Typhoon Khanun on Sunday. Photos: Google Maps, Internet

    Typhoon Khanun injures at least 22, causes some road closures

    Oct 16, 2017 3:25pm
    More than 20 people sought medical attention at public hospitals on Sunday after suffering injuries during Typhoon Khanun, which brought strong winds and heavy rain as it passed by Hong Kong. Khanun, which triggered the No. 8...
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the government will not offer discounts on land premiums to developers who participate in the starter homes scheme. Photo: Information Services Department/Xinhua

    Starter homes scheme to benefit the public, not developers: Lam

    Oct 16, 2017 2:19pm
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said developers who join the starter homes scheme proposed by the government will not be allowed to benefit from it, dismissing concern that it will become another example of collusion...
  • Traffic congestion at Tsing Yi prompted some airport-bound passengers to get off their buses and carry their baggage all the way to the MTR station to take the Airport Express on Sunday. Photos: HKEJ/Internet

    Typhoon Khanun, fifth No. 8 signal this year, ties HK record

    Oct 16, 2017 1:01pm
    Hong Kong saw the No. 8 storm warning signal raised for most of the day on Sunday as Typhoon Khanun passed to the south of the city, bringing strong winds and rain but causing little damage,...
  • Hong Kong needs to nurture close collaboration between entrepreneurs and research institutions to boost the development of technology sector. Photo: LinkedIn

    The missing links in Hong Kong’s tech development

    - Oct 16, 2017 11:03am
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, in maiden her policy address on October 11, outlined her ambition to nurture the tech industry and create a new growth driver for the economy. Among her new initiatives, Hong...
  • A study has found that the average cost for installing air-conditioners in all classrooms and major indoor areas in a school comes to about HK$730,000. Photo: HKEJ

    Education sector: Air-conditioning grants good, but not enough

    - Oct 16, 2017 10:44am
    Much to the disappointment of members of the education sector, Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s maiden policy address didn’t address some of the most fundamental concerns of educators — issues such as improving the current student-teacher ratio,...
  • Noeleen Armstrong Kish, from Dublin, designs and handcrafts all the hats herself, using traditional millinery techniques in a studio in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Noeleen Armstrong Kish

    Irish hatmaker takes Hong Kong by storm

    - Oct 16, 2017 9:42am
    On November 5th, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is hosting the Sasa Ladies Purse Day at the Shatin racecourse, the biggest hat-wearing event on the Hong Kong social calendar. Sasa has for the first time...
  • When we lower our head to study, process documents or use a computer for a long period of time, our upper back comes under significant strain. Photo: Reuters

    What is T4 syndrome?

    - Oct 13, 2017 5:40pm
    When people have neck and shoulder pain, or when their hands lose strength and become numb, they most likely assume that it is because their cervical nerves are constantly compressed. Some would then buy a stretch...
  • Ricky Hu's Demons (left) and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Photos: Conrad Dy-Liacco, priscillahk.com

    Priscilla soars, HK Ballet dives into dark themes

    - Oct 13, 2017 5:35pm
    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a feel-good musical based on an Oscar-winning movie of the same title, is being staged in Hong Kong. Carrying the LGBT theme, the musical, which received good reviews at West End...
  • Research shows that immunotherapy can help slow down or even stop subsequent allergies from developing. Photo: Internet

    A brief introduction to allergen immunotherapy

    - Oct 13, 2017 5:35pm
    Eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma are the most widely seen allergic problems in children. Over the years, severe symptoms have been tackled by steroids and antihistamine, but their side effects are a concern for parents. More...
  • Family gatherings outdoors can be fun, but care must be taken in relation to sun protection, especially for children. Photo: Internet

    How to protect your children from the sun

    - Oct 13, 2017 5:30pm
    Outdoor family gatherings in the sun or on the beach are good for children, but there is one element that must not be overlooked: sun protection. Here are some tips for a happy family outing: 1....
  • Children with emotional problems often don't make the decision to talk to someone at the time they need help. Photo: HKEJ

    How to help children with suicidal thoughts

    - Oct 13, 2017 5:30pm
    When children encounter difficulties in their lives, they are more likely to feel helpless than adults do. The main reason is that they lack experience in coping with stress, which is very understandable. When they have...
  • Social welfare functional constituency lawmaker Shiu Ka-chun is calling for a government-led anti-teenage suicide summit to help tackle the problem of student suicides. Photo: HKEJ

    Concern mounts as three student suicide cases reported in a day

    Oct 13, 2017 4:51pm
    The government is under pressure to take measures after three student suicide cases were reported in one day on Thursday. One of the victims, an 18-year-old secondary 6 student, was saved by passers-by after he jumped...
  • Extracting value from data could be one lucrative area for Hongkongers seeking to start their own business and embark on a slash career. Photo: LinkedIn

    Tax cut offers incentive to embrace a ‘slash’ career

    - Oct 13, 2017 4:33pm
    The tax breaks unveiled by Chief Executive Carrie Lam in her maiden policy address is great news for those who have embraced a slash career. Under the new tax plan, local companies will soon pay tax...
  • Lawmaker Chan Chi-chuen protests the denial of entry to Hong Kong of British activist Benedict Rogers at a Legco Q&A session attended by Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday. Photos: HKEJ, RTHK

    UK airs concern after rights activist denied entry to HK

    Oct 13, 2017 4:02pm
    The United Kingdom has expressed concern over an incident involving a British human rights activist who was denied entry to Hong Kong, but China rejected its demand for an official explanation. Benedict Rogers, deputy chairman of...
  • Red minibuses and residents’ coaches are used by thousands of commuters each day but they are excluded from the subsidy scheme. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

    Public transport subsidy scheme spurs criticism

    Oct 13, 2017 2:02pm
    A plan to introduce a non-means-tested public transport fare subsidy scheme has spurred criticism from concern groups for excluding residents’ coaches and red minibuses, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the scheme...
  • Claudia Mo (L) says she will go ahead with a censure motion against Junius Ho despite a call from the pro-establishment lawmaker to abandon the bid. Photos: HKEJ

    Junius Ho urges fellow lawmaker Mo to drop censure motion

    Oct 13, 2017 12:48pm
    Pro-establishment politician Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, who had enraged many with his “kill without mercy” remarks against independence advocates, has urged fellow lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching not to proceed with a censure motion in the Legislative Council. Mo, who...

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